Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Coming back

I have spent a wonderfull if a bit tiring weekend in New Jersey, visiting family. My little niece who I have not seen yet, at 4 months is absolutely beautiful. My eldest niece, who turned 16 last week has grown so much into a young woman, it's hard for me to abandon the fact, that she is not a little monkey anymore. The middle one is such a sweetheart, taking her time entertaining my own 6 yeard old.

Everytime I leave I miss them all terribly and always look forward the next time I can see them all.

And of course it's always good to see my brother and my sister in law, and my own mom and dad. We don't see each other too often, and these visits however fun are short always have me battling melancholy for weeks after I come back to my own loving family.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nothing is is expected

I am in the rerun mood. All of sudden I remembered that there are three more books that are going to be written (two of them already released) in the Wheel Of Time series, so I am re-reading the first 11 that I have. I even think that I will buy the rest of them instead of reading them on the e-reader.

I have also decided to spend a little time rewatching Original Star Wars Trilogy (not the new release) and I will do that on my HTC EVO!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Conversations with a 6 Year Old

- Daddy, we drew Mona today...
(taking a second before realizing who Mona is, and deciding to play along)
- Mona who?
- The girl in the picture, she is old
- You mean Mona Lisa?
- Yes, do you know why they painted people?
- No, why?
- Because they didn't have cameras!
- Daddy, do yo know that she was stolen two times, and one time somebody threw a coin in her, and it damaged her on the eye? (has that happened, I need to look up). But they fixed her, and put her behind a big glass. And you can't take pictures or it will ruin her.

(after telling her about Louvre and the paiting itself, I've tried to tell her what I've seen with my own eyes)
- Daddy, can we go to a museum, and to Paris France.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Eat that goverment space programms

Chalk one up for the Space Flight.

Awesome! Sometimes I think that private spaceflight is the only way to get people up there.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

If you can learn one thing ...learn Excel

I am close to finishing up with the Operation Management class. We've been running a factory simulation for the last week. There are not a lot of knobs and buttons to push but enough for us to make couple of mistake and end up in the last place.

The toughest part was to comup with a good forecasting model. Even though the product was promised to mature after a certain amount of time, the simulation never did, and we've run out of capacity, loosing a bunch of revenue.

As far as Excel goes, we had a nice spreadsheet going and created couple of model, unfortunately none of them helped. I don't how how to make a nice forecasting model.